Using humor, love, and the foundational teachings of Buddhism, Eff This! Meditation presents a Shamata (mindfulness-awareness) practice to get you out of that storm swirling in your head and into place a peace and self-compassion.
Are you stressed out, anxious, or overwhelmed? Get out of the storm swirling in your head-and into the peaceful place inside you. Eff This! Meditation will help you let that crap go…with 108 hands-on practices rooted in humor, love, straight talk, and a deep respect for the foundational teachings of Buddhism. If you're ready to throw your hands in the air and yell "Eff This!" you are not alone-and this book can help. You already know that you should meditate, and that meditation will make you happier and healthier. But you're tired and irritated, and every time you try to meditate, your mind races and you cant stop thinking about that jerk at work. If this describes you, then this might be just what you need.
This is not a joke, this is real meditation-and really effective practices-for everyday life. This book is a reference for you to come back to again and again. Integrate these tips into your daily life, or pull it off the shelf when you need a boost. Learn to celebrate the small victories in life with a "to done" list. Release yourself from phone addiction with a digital detox plan. Get your body out of stress mode by practicing diaphragmatic breathing. Be transported, and open your heart with a pick-me-up playlist. These are just a few of the simple, practical strategies that will help you find your center.
Eff This! Meditation is a Shamatha (mindfulness-awareness) practice rooted in radical compassion for self, and presented in 108 tips, tricks, and ideas. They are all centered on the idea that, as humans, we might not be "finished," but we are complete. Everything you need to attain enlightenment is already contained within you, and you can use meditation-and these practices-to connect with it. The book offers 108 exercises, organized by the amount of time you have to help you respond to your current effing context. There are a number of ways you can dive into the book:
Read it all the way through
Flip through and mark what seems interesting
Try all of the techniques, one by one
Grab the book in a panic and thumb through until something sticks out
Open the book to a random page and do that thing
However the eff you want; it's your book now
Liza Kindred has studied meditation and Buddhism with some of the best teachers in the world for over a decade... but she still swears a lot. (After all, the path to enlightenment runs right through the messy realities of everyday life.) Liza is the creator of EFF THIS! Meditation, where she offers mindfulness practices to cynics, skeptics, and busy people. She is also the founder of Mindful Technology™ where she teaches companies how to build tech that values humans more than machines. Liza is a licensed minister, a level two reiki practitioner, and a terrible but passionate surfer. As a meditation teacher and sought-after global keynote speaker, Liza has taught and spoken on five continents, from huge events like SxSW and Web Summit to intimate gatherings on living room floors. Her clients include companies like Vogue Magazine, Microsoft, Hearst, and FedEx. She has appeared in The New York Times, Wired Magazine, Well+Good, The Telegraph, and Entrepreneur Magazine. If there is one thing that Liza wants you to know, its that there is nothing wrong with you. While the wellness industrial complex might use self care as a way to keep us striving for constant improvement, she believes that unconditional self love in the here and now is the only way to ever be truly happy. You are complete, just not finished. Stay in touch! Subscribe to Lizas newsletter at lizakindred.com/subscribe and connect on Twitter at @LizaK and on Instagram at @Liza_K ... and the ever-hilarious @EFFTHISmeditation.
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